Myth vs. Reality: Breaking Into Hollywood w/ Naomi McDougall Jones: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

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In celebration of Women's History Month, New York Film Academy is proud to welcome award-winning writer, actress, producer, and women in film activist Naomi McDougall Jones to discuss her career, as well as her latest book The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood.

Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and women in film activist. McDougall Jones wrote, produced, and starred in the 2014 indie feature film, Imagine I'm Beautiful, which won 4 Best Pictures and 3 Best Actress Awards for McDougall Jones on the festival circuit. McDougall Jones also starred in Bite Me, a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her. She is currently at work on her third feature screenplay, Hammond Castle, a magical realism film that explores themes of identity, legacy and gender.

McDougall Jones has been a vocal advocate for bringing gender parity to film, both on and off screen. She has a TED Talk called, "What it's Like to be a Woman in Hollywood," which has been viewed over a million times and she has spoken at film festivals and conferences around the world and written extensively on gender parity for film. Her first book, The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood, was recently published on February 4, 2020.


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